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May 23, 2019

On This Day in 1903
An estimated 100,000 textile workers, including more than 10,000 children, strike in the Philadelphia area. Among the issues: 60-hour workweeks, including night hours, for the children.
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Is There a Future for Good Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S.?
Posted On: Mar 12, 2019
Mar. 12, 2019 | JOBS | Last week, a large group of striking factory workers, United Electrical Workers union officials and community members gathered in the freezing temperatures in Wilmerding, Pa., across the railroad tracks from the Wabtec Corporation, holding signs denouncing corporate greed and announcing support for the union. As a train passed by, it blew its whistle repeatedly in support of the protest. Strikes have made a resurgence in the past year, with more workers striking in 2018 than at any time in over 30 years. But most of these workers were teachers and health care professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which collects data on all work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers, the strike in Wilmerding, near Pittsburgh, was the largest manufacturing strike of the Trump presidency… New York Times

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In order for the staff to attend the funeral of Business Agent Jim Deene, the credit union hours on Friday, May 24th are:
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    "The essence of trade unionism is social uplift. The labor movement has been the haven for the dispossessed, the despised, the neglected, the downtrodden, the poor."
~A. Philip Randolph, civil rights leader and founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters




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